Something Something Darkside
Weird Beard Brew Co.

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From:
Weird Beard Brew Co.
 
England, United Kingdom
Style:
IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale
ABV:
9%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 18.23%
Ratings:
21
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jul 09, 2019
Added:
Jun 06, 2014
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  2
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: None
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Photo of craftbeersweden
1.23/5  rDev -68.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1
by craftbeersweden from Sweden

Bottled June 6, 2017
Best before June 6, 2019
Batch: 0446

On the bottle it says: "this beer will age well" - I disagree with that!

The beer pours dark brown to black with a one finger high brown-beige head that leaves almost no lacing on the glass.

Nose: Sour milk (that's not good!), coffee, chocolate and leather.
Taste: Coffe, dark chocolate and roasted malt but also old, sour milk...
This beer has NOT age well :(
To bad I have to give this to the sink.
I should have had this beer fresh.

My rating: NA - Infected beer!

Jul 09, 2019
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5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by josanguapo from Spain

De Bierkraft. En copa Teku. Viendo You 1x08. Mas de un mes pasada de fecha y parece sorprendentemente fresca, con un perfil lupulado asombrosamente rico tanto en nariz como boca y muy bebible

Jan 29, 2019
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3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by JamFuel from Sweden

Pours black with low foam.

Smell is a bit sweet, with notes of chocolate and roasted coffee.

Taste starts of with sweet chocolate, and adds roasted coffee and a bit of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medum, well carbonated.

Overall, a good Black IPA, that's a little bit shallow in the flavor, would have liked some more complexity.

Oct 31, 2017
 
4.25 by mtbdonn from Colorado on Aug 24, 2017
 
4.25 by jwat from Pennsylvania on Jun 23, 2017
 
4.19 by samEBC from Belgium on Jun 04, 2017
 
4.1 by CwrwAmByth from England on Apr 10, 2017
 
4.1 by sdm9465 from Canada (NS) on Dec 11, 2016
Photo of lohyewcheong
4.83/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by lohyewcheong from Singapore

Almost pitch black, darkest shade of Ruby/mahogany held against bright light! Huge creamy tan head with good retention.

Fruity hoppy aroma rivals the best IPAs! As it warmed up, roasted malt aroma fighting to assert itself against the intense hop aroma. Sweet resinous hoppy pine aroma when swirled!

Excellent balance between roasted malt and hops! This has the citrus hoppy taste of the best IPAs, along with the chocolate of the best porters!
Finishes with a dry Licorice feel!
Luscious creamy smooth mouthfeel! Slight oily texture. Medium carbonation is spot on for the style!
Nice hoppy burp!!
Top marks for style; this is how a black IPA should be like IMHO!
Batch No: 0277.
Bottled on: Feb-16.
Best Before: Feb-18.

May 19, 2016
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3.27/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by PlutonowyManiek from Belgium

Bourbon Barrel Aged version
Color: deep brown, opaque, beige foam, not very durable, slightly but still adorns the glass.
Aroma: delicate coffee, roasted notes and cherries.
The taste is dominated by notes of roasted, mainly coffee, the rest is hidden.
Gentian: coffee, dry. Saturation average, alcohol perfectly hidden.

May 03, 2016
 
4.23 by stephenlee from England on Mar 24, 2016
 
3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Feb 05, 2016
 
4.16 by jkhara12 from England on Sep 13, 2015
 
4.34 by risenz from England on Aug 30, 2015
 
4.18 by trjacob from Maryland on Feb 21, 2015
 
4.18 by MikeKSmith from England on Dec 20, 2014
 
3.75 by Oakenator from Pennsylvania on Nov 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
by mdagnew from Northern Ireland

330ml bottle bought from The Vineyard, Belfast

Poured a deep black colour. Light tan head poured fairly thick and foamy then faded slowly to good thickish covering... lots of sticky lacing most of the way down the glass...

Aroma - Juicy tart fruits (orange zest, pears, lemons) followed by sweet and roasted malts, light chocolate and coffee notes, faint brown sugar traces, strong piney resin and citrus hopiness, raw nuts - pistachio, some rubberiness, honey, cut wet grass / hay...

Taste - Tons of piney, grassy and citrus hop bitterness up front... juicy tart fruits (strong grapefruits, lemons, bitter oranges), nice caramel malts and notes of floral honey balance out the hops, strong chocolate notes, quite herbal, some liquorice, nice strong roastiness...

M&D - Fairly smooth with a little oiliness in the background then some sharpness comes through... full bodied... fairly drinkable for a 9% brew

Overall - An excellent and slightly unusual brew... recommended

Sep 06, 2014
 
3.68 by Andy_Luft from England on Aug 30, 2014
 
3.5 by Kirk from England on Jun 29, 2014
Photo of EmperorBevis
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by EmperorBevis from England

Bottled and bottle conditioned
Black and Tan, a mashup between an imperial stout and an imperial IPA.
Black colour with a tan head. Aroma fruity, liquorice, and toffee. Taste has rich and deep roasted malt and pithy citrus. Rich and full arming body.

Jun 06, 2014
Something Something Darkside from Weird Beard Brew Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 21 ratings